The story of Commutrics began in a research lab at the University of Colorado, Denver, where a group of professors and researchers who are passionate about sustainability in the built environment came together with a common goal. Their dedication towards promoting sustainability and their talent in operation research and AI drove the development of Commutrics.
The team recognized that commuting is a significant contributor to carbon emissions and air pollution, and they were determined to create a solution that would help individuals and organizations make more sustainable choices when it comes to transportation. They knew that they needed to develop an innovative platform that would connect people together in an easy-to-use platform, where they could make better choices in their commutes.
The team's commitment and hard work paid off, and Commutrics was born. From the outset, the team was keen to provide a full-fledged service at the lowest cost. To support their research and development efforts, Commutrics received more than $800,000 from various organizations, including the Departments of Transportation, the University of Colorado, and the Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
With this support, Commutrics was able to accelerate its development and bring its innovative platform to market. Today, Commutrics is a leading provider of transportation solutions that help individuals and organizations make more sustainable choices when it comes to commuting. The platform is user-friendly, reliable, and cost-effective, making it accessible to everyone.
The team is passionate about creating a better future for all by promoting sustainability in transportation. They believe that by connecting people together and making commuting more fun and sustainable, they can make a positive impact on the environment, the economy, and society.
With Commutrics, you can empower sustainable & healthy commutes.
Meet the Team
Moatassem Abdallah, PhD
CEO and Co-founder
Dr. Moatassem Abdallah is a trailblazing co-founder and CEO of Commutrics, an innovative startup at the forefront of measuring and influencing business commuting for maximizing sustainability. With a strong focus on utilizing mobile apps and monetary incentives, Commutrics is revolutionizing the way organizations approach their commuting practices. Moatassem's expertise as an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver has been instrumental in developing the platform for Commutrics. Leveraging his extensive research on operations research and AI, particularly in the context of maximizing the sustainability of buildings and infrastructure systems, Moatassem has pioneered a groundbreaking solution. His impactful work has been recognized by various organizations, which have provided him with over $1.2M in research funding. Moatassem's dedication to disseminating knowledge is evident through his 21 peer-reviewed journal articles and 42 peer-reviewed conference articles that showcase the outcomes of his research. Moreover, he has received several awards from prestigious professional organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Associated Schools of Construction, recognizing his contributions to research & teaching. Moatassem's visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to sustainability make him an instrumental force in driving positive change through Commutrics.With Moatassem's leadership, Commutrics is poised to transform the way businesses and individuals approach commuting, ensuring a more sustainable and eco-friendly future.
Shahryar Monghasemi, an exceptional talent, serves as the Chief Engineering and Development Officer at Commutrics. Currently completing his PhD at the esteemed University of Colorado Denver, Shahryar has dedicated several years to the development of models and algorithms that form the backbone of the Commutrics platform. His deep understanding and expertise in this field have been instrumental in shaping the innovative technology that drives Commutrics' success. Shahryar's commitment to excellence and his diligent work in advancing the platform's capabilities make him an invaluable asset to the team. With his unwavering dedication and technical prowess, Shahryar plays a critical role in driving the engineering and development efforts at Commutrics, ensuring that the platform remains cutting-edge and at the forefront of measuring and influencing business commuting for sustainable outcomes.
Engineering, Development, and Co-founder
Caroline Clevenger, PhD
Strategy, Partnership, and
Dr. Caroline Clevenger, Professor, entrepreneur, advisor, and consultant, performs the critical role as the Strategy and Partnership Officer at Commutrics. Caroline holds four advanced degrees, including a PhD from Stanford University in Civil and Environmental Engineering. With a diverse range of expertise spanning construction management, architecture, and engineering, Caroline brings a deep understanding of sustainability, energy efficiency, and the built environment to the team. Her dynamic and interdisciplinary background combines technical proficiency, academic research, and entrepreneurial and industry experience. Caroline has a proven track record of successfully building and leading teams, and her skill set encompasses leadership, strategy, scope development, project management, revenue generation, public speaking, complex problem-solving, research and development, and collaboration with key stakeholders and boards.. Finally, Caroline is an expert trainer, dedicated to mentoring new and diverse talent and fostering growth.
Dr. Wes Marshall, a highly accomplished professor of Civil Engineering, assumes the pivotal role of Chief Innovation Officer at Commutrics. With extensive experience in the transportation field, Wes obtained his Professional Engineering (P.E.) license in 2003 and has since dedicated his teaching and research to advancing sustainable urban infrastructures, with a specific focus on road safety, active transportation, and transit. Wes's expertise also encompasses a range of other pertinent topics, including transportation planning, land use modeling, parking, health, and street networks. His unique perspective stems from his valuable industry experience over fifteen years working on planning and site design issues in the private sector related to civil and transportation engineering. With Wes's profound knowledge and innovative mindset, he is poised to drive forward-thinking solutions and spearhead transformative initiatives as the Chief Innovation Officer at Commutrics. His contributions will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of sustainable transportation and urban planning.
Wes Marshall, PhD
Chief Innovation Officer,
Urban Transportation Expert
Our startup envisions a world where every business commute is sustainable and environmentally friendly. We believe that by measuring and influencing business commuting behavior through mobile apps and monetary incentives, we can create a significant positive impact on the environment and help businesses save money.